Sunday, February 10, 2008

Corridor Pin & More

This giant safety pin called Corridor Pin, Blue created by Claes Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen in 1999 can be seen at the de Young Museum's Sculpture Garden. The 21-ft. high structure is made of stainless steel, aluminum, and polyurethane enamel.

This is the close up of the pin. I really like the blue color.


What does this have to do with the safety pin? Not a thing. We attended our friend's graduation from the police academy the other day and we are so proud of him. It's something he always wanted to do.


- AV

18 comments:

Lilli & Nevada said...

Oh my gosh that is one big pin, yeh i like the blue too, would be nice if they did one in Pink too LOL.

dot said...

It's nice to see someone accomplish their dreams. Hope he has a long and happy career.
The big pin is interesting!

kml said...

Reminds me of the big pins they used to use on babies diapers.

All the best for your friend,

Andrea said...

Reminded me of a baby diaper pin too. CUTE!

Congratulations to your friend for graduation from the police academy.

AVCR8TEUR said...

Thanks everyone for your response!

Lilli & Nevada: That's funny, a pink safety pin would make a great pair.

Dot/Andrea: Thanks, my friend Brian is thrilled of his accomplishment. He has been waiting for a long time.

KML/Andrea: That must be a big baby for that size of safety pin.

Lynette said...

Wonderful photos of an interesting sculpture. I especially like the close-up, great perspective. Congrats to your friend as he embarks on his career in law enforcement. Thanks for all of your visits to my blog.

Fénix - Bostonscapes said...

Why can't we have that kind of fun art here? I mean, really, there are so many spots in this city that could use some color and whim. :)

Jay a.k.a. 'Dat' said...

LOL! I'm not going to lie to you, I didn't know what that was when I first glanced at it lol... then I was like "WTF?!"

Jay
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Claire said...

Tis a big pin indeed :)

Congrats about your friend.

Gemma said...

Glad I found your blog. You do post alot of pictures of the city...really enjoy seeing them!
:-)

Liz said...

I love that pin!

I'm interested in seeing more photos of San Francisco too.

photowannabe said...

Now I absolutely have to go to the De Young museum sometime. I love this kind of art. How fun.
Congratulations to your friend. Its commendible.

Lara said...

congratulations for graduation of your friend!

Kostas said...

Wow!!! Giant safety pin.
Amazing the idea of this author of work.
I thank that him you were shared with us

david mcmahon said...

That second shot is a great angle. Glad you``pinned'' it down!!

Audrey said...

I really like the pin. Such a gorgous color. Nice photos. I've enjoyed your blog.

AVCR8TEUR said...

David: You caught on. I was trying to photograph the building angle and pin to point in the same direction.

Dana a/k/a Sunshine said...

I wonder if a bird has ever flown into that point and impailed itself? Seems like it could be done! That is an interesting sculpture! That must go with a really big diaper!!!